Packed with antioxidants and enzymes, the humble pumpkin is as effective as it is inexpensive when used as a DIY beauty ingredient. A quick note: if you’re using canned pumpkin, make sure it’s sugar-free puree and not pumpkin pie filling—as much as we like to be sweet-smelling, we don’t need to go full dessert mode.
FACE EXFOLIATOR: Scoop out the seeds from a pumpkin and drop them in the food processor until they’re a fine-grain texture — don’t worry about removing the stringy bits, they’re great for your skin too, since the enzymes in pumpkin flesh can help dissolve dead skin cells. Add three tablespoons of honey, which creates a moisture barrier, and five drops of cinnamon oil, which has antibacterial properties. Scrub your face for a minute and then leave on as a mask for 10 more to take advantage of the concoction's full exfoliating effects.
An All-Natural Facial Exfoliator & Other Surprising Uses for Pumpkin: http://www.ivillage.com/beauty-uses-pumpkin/5-a-550295
I would have NEVER thought to use pumpkin as a facial exfoliator! Do you use any kind of facial mask/exfoliator? If so, what do you use?